\ ᵊm, repeated and separated by the voiceless sound h How to pronounce mm-hmm (audio) \
variants: or less commonly mm-hm

Definition of mm-hmm

used to indicate agreement, satisfaction, or encouragement to continue speaking"Are you still coming over tonight?" "Yes, mm-hmm, yes."— Gregory SendiYou do such a great job playing Branson. Mm-hmm.— Lara Spencer"Can you imagine? Swimming in place!" Aunt Midge really wants to hit this point home. "And the water is nice and warm, to keep your muscles lithe." "Mm-hmm." I'm not really sold yet on the idea, which is fine because I know Aunt Midge hasn't yet finished her sales pitch.— Kelly Harms

First Known Use of mm-hmm

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Mm-hmm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mm-hmm. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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